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Free diver who drowned is identified

WAIMANALO (HawaiiNewsNow) - A free diver who was taken to the hospital in critical condition Saturday, has died.

The Honolulu Medical Examiner's Office identified the man as Richard Matapua of Waialua.

The 35-year old was free diving when he ran into trouble near the Makapu'u Lighthouse.

He later died at Castle Medical Center.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday to determine the exact cause of death.

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